Four more Scottish students have started work on the livestock market operations and management course at Harper Adams University in Shropshire, in a bid to become one of the industry's up and coming auctioneers.

New students, George Brown, of Orkney Auction Mart; Michael Craig, of Craig Wilson Ltd, Ayr; Joel McGarva, of Harrison and Hetherington, Lockerbie and Murray Steel, of United Auctions Ltd, Stirling, are all being supported in their studies with grants from the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS)

Students from across Scotland working across four year groups are also being backed by the IAAS and include: Year two – Jenna Ballantyne, Lanark; Amy Haddow, Lanark; James Scott, Stirling (Caledonian Marts); Andrew Weir, Stirling (UA Ltd). Year three – Oliver Shearman, Stirling (Caledonian Marts); Sam Ferguson, Dingwall; Aimie Bissett, Dingwall; Linzi Henderson, Lanark; Ellis Mutch, Inverurie; Gregor Hamilton, Forfar. Year four – Scott Chapman, Dingwall; Graham Low, Orkney and Kirsty Morton, Stirling (UA Ltd).